An 1940's episode of "Howdy Doody", I think this is from March 1949. This episode is complete with NBC-TV Promo, and two NBC-TV IDs. This program features music, comedy, and the infamous "re-purposed" silent film clip. All of this adds up to an entertaining half hour.
October 17, 2009 Subject:
I just wonder. Were minority children, such as Afro-Americans allowed in the Peanut Gallery. I do not recall ever seeing even one.
January 10, 2009 Subject:
High quality video, pathetic show
Yes, I'm old enough to remember watching Howdy Doody every day, at least until the Mickey Mouse Club arrived in 1956. The budgets for kid shows back then must have been appallingly low. Cheap sets, ad-hoc scripts, recycled silent movies, and "cartoons" that made Clutch Cargo look like Disney by comparison. Still, we loved it, just as we loved practically anything and everything that came out of that flickering box. How we managed to stay awake for the entire half-hour show eludes me. I suppose we could have changed the channel if there was another channel to watch. No need for remotes back then.